Diabetes,  Doctor Visits,  Health,  Heart

Today’s PCP Visit

Had a routine visit with Dr. Cabe (Primary Care Physician) this morning. Those of you who follow me on Twitter should already know this, considering that I relieved my boredom by tweeting and ranting about amount of time I spent waiting to see the doctor.

My appointment was at 11:00 a.m., and I didn’t see the doctor until about 12:30 p.m.  Now, I generally try to exercise what little patience I have, but that waiting BS really drives me crazy.   And then the doctors wonder why my blood pressure is elevated when I finally see them.  I generally hit them with some perfectly flawless logic, like: “Well gee, Doc, my blood pressure was fine before I left home. Could it be that you ticked me off by making me wait so damn long?”  That gets them every time. 🙂

Actually, aside from the wait, and having to return to the office because the doctor forgot to sign one of my scripts, the appointment went rather well.  Dr. Cabe was happy with my latest A1c results, and the blo0d glucose (BG) logs that I showed her.  The results of my creatinine and bun tests were also good.  And even my blood pressure was pretty good. 😉

We are going to work on tweaking my Crestor dosage, to see if we can find a level that won’t cause the muscle aches that I’ve been experiencing.  If that doesn’t work, we will be looking for another cholesterol medication.  And we’re going to tweak my Protonix dosage, as I probably don’t need to take as much as I have in the past.  Other than that, there were no other changes to any of my medications. That’s definitely a good thing.

In early June, I’ll have another A1c test, as well as Lipid and Microalbumin checks.  Then I’ll go back to see Dr. Cabe at the end of June.   Good times.

For now, I’m going to focus on the countdown to my vacation, which will begin in exactly 5 hours & 48 minutes. 🙂

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